Computer Information Systems
Computer Information Systems focuses on the application of computing for business and management purposes. Not only do our students learn to configure and develop software applications that are critical to the success of organizations today, they also strengthen their team, writing and presentation skills.The major combines technology and business.
Why Computer Information Systems is in Demand:
The worlds of business and technology are becoming more intertwined every day, which means the demand for computer information systems majors continues to grow in these intersecting disciplines.
- Computer and Information Sciences is listed as the second most in-demand major today. (Source: CareerBuilder.com)
- Employment of computer and information systems managers is projected to grow 15 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Source: United States Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Is it for me?
- Interested in business and organizational issues?
- A lifelong learner?
Five Reasons to Choose Scranton for Computer Information Systems
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Where will Computer Information Systems take me?
Students enter the workplace armed with practical skills and experience.
Here are some examples of employment possibilities:
- Computer systems analysts
- Information systems managers
- Business application developers
Top Graduate Schools
Students are well prepared to pursue graduate study in computer or business fields.
Often students continue at The University of Scranton and pursue an MBA or MS in Software Engineering.
Other alumni have completed advanced degrees at
- Carnegie Mellon
- Iowa State
You’ll find Scranton graduates working in a wide range of companies and organizations, including:
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- Lockheed Martin
- Metropolitan Life
Our graduates are well prepared for challenging careers. One recent alumnus was offered a position in a bank in NYC. He told us his employer ‘couldn't believe’ what he could do with software.
- Richard Plishka,
Associate Professor and Department Chair
How Scranton Gives You a Competitive Edge
The skills of Scranton Computer Information Systems majors rise above those at similar programs in other universities. Graduates not only know how to use programs, but also develop software and understand the functions of the programs.
The valuable experiences of the senior projects allow students to show prospective employers examples of their expertise in action. And, due to strong faculty/student interaction, faculty members provide meaningful, customized letters of recommendation for job seeking and advanced degree seeking graduates.